MAKER OF SOFTWARE that ticks off Apple's Steve Jobs, Adobe has signed up to be part of the Microsoft Active Protections Programme (MAPP).
Attempting to win the award for "The Most Understatement Perpetrated in a Press Release", Brad Arkin, Adobe's senior director of product security and privacy, admitted that Adobe has "attracted increasing attention" from hackers lately.
As a result of joining MAPP, Adobe will share its software vulnerability information with the 65 members of the organisation worldwide.
It means that prior to Microsoft's monthly security patch releases Adobe will get to play with them to see that they do not break any aspects of its software.
Adobe's participation in the programme likely will help better alert software companies that rely on the software to security vulnerabilities in it and give them more time to block exploits.
Mike Reavey, director of the Microsoft Security Response Centre said that extending the benefits of MAPP to Adobe users was useful as he had seen evidence of its impact in advancing customer protections.
"We continue to encourage the collective industry, from security researchers and vendors to customers, to recognize the responsibility we all share in fortifying the broader computing ecosystem against online crime," he said.
Adobe and the Vole have been friendly for a while. Lately Microsoft's sandbox security technology has been shared by Adobe Reader. µ
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